KAMPALA – The Member of Parliament for Ruhinda North in Mitooma District, Western Uganda, Mr Thomas Tayebwa, has donated an assortment of items to the area health team to support the ongoing efforts against the coronavirus pandemic.
The legislator made the donations, which include 20 temperature guns/thermometers, 200 face masks and 50 ltrs of hand sanitizer all valued at 15M to the Mitooma district COVID-19 control team on Wednesday.
Mr Tayebwa urged other Good Samaritans to follow suit.
“Today me and my family have dispatched a humble contribution of 20 temperature guns/thermometers, 200 face masks and 50 ltrs of hand sanitizer all valued at 15M to the Mitooma district COVID-19 control team,” he said.
” Like they say, Ants fighting together will vanquish the lion. Together we fight corona virus, together we shall overcome. To the health workers who continue to work hard in such difficult circumstances, I wish to convey my admiration and gratitude. God bless you all,” he added.
Several companies and individuals have come out to donate towards the coronavirus response plan.
On Wednesday, he National Task Force received a range of donations in support of the COVID-19 response in Uganda. These include:
– A cash donation of UGX 20M, cooking oil and rice worth UGX 20M and mobile phones worth UGX 10M from Sinohydro Corporation Ltd
-Sarrai Group donated supplies worth UGX 300M. These are;
-20,000kgs of sugar
-5,000 bags of wheat flour
-10,000 bars soap
-10,000 litres of sanitisers
– Blue Wave water through Nakawa Mayor, Ronald Balimwezo provided 800 cartons of drinking water
– Dodta group of companies donated 10,000 face masks and 500 test kits
– Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi donated soap for hand washing and food supplies comprising of posho and salt for rural communities
“The Ministry of Health appreciates everyone who heeded to H E President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni call to support the COVID-19 response. Thank you,” the minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, said.